John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
The Church: We are the Church, the body of Christ.
Those of us who have accepted
Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savour, are the Church.
We are told throughout the Bible that we, the body of Christ, are the Church.
Jesus told his disciples on the day of pentecost, thus he told this to us his Church who would come to believe on Jesus as a result of the work that His disciples would do.
He said, if I do not go away then the helper, (the Holy Spirit of God), can not come.
The Holy Spirit baptized us into Jesus and then Jesus baptized us in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God the Holy Spirit just as Jesus is the living Son and word of God.
1st Corinthians 12:14, For the body is not one member, but many.
Brothers, as our human
bodies are made up of arms, hands, and fingers, also legs, feet, and toes, also the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth and so on and so on, so to is the body of Christ Jesus. All serve a very distinct and different purpose.
This is also true of our internal body parts that we can not see. The heart, the lungs, the brain the kidneys and so on and so on.
The foot can not decide to leave the body because it wants to be the hand. Everyone of us are too perform the task that Jesus has ordained us to do.
Individually you may say or think, but I have no gifts. There is nothing special about me.
Brothers this is just not true.
The world may have told you as a child or as an adult that you are useless and no good.
They can not, because they are BLIND.
Do not listen to anyone who puts you down and tells you that you are nothing and can not do anything right. This includes not only those who are lost but also those who profess to be Christians, but are not walking in brotherly love.
These can sometime do the most damage to new and young Christians, and too even those who have accepted Jesus decades ago. But have not accepted His plan for their lives.
When one of these, says or does a hateful thing unto you. Walk away, forgive them, pray for them, and God will bless you in a greater way than you have ever been blessed.
He tells us that if we are persecuted and endure for his sake then you and I will receive a greater reward. Praise God!
1st Corinthians 12:16, If the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; Is it not therefore not of the body?
Of course it is of the body, just as you are.
1st Corinthians 12:17, If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole body were hearing where were the smelling?
If all the body of Christ had the same gift then we could do nothing. Just as the ear or the eye alone could do nothing for our physical body. Praise God! He is awesome!
1st Corinthians 12:18, But now hath God set the many members everyone of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
We are here to please God by being who he has made us to be, and to follow his plan for our lives.
1st Corinthians 12:19, And if they were all one member, where were the body?
1st Corinthians 12:20, But now are they many members, yet but one body.
1st Corinthians 12:22, And the eye can not say unto the hand, I have no need of thee, nor the head can not say unto the feet, I have no need of you.
Brothers, we need each other that individually and together we may do the will of God.
1st Corinthians 12:25, That there should be no schism in the body; all of the members suffer with it; or if one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.
1st Corinthians 12:26, Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
Praise God! My brothers, please busy yourselves going about prayerfully seeking God's plan for you, and your mission to his service, until the day of our Lord Jesus and His appearing.
Love your brothers in Christ Jesus. We are brothers who lift up Jesus as the only living Son of God and as our Lord and Savour.
Please from this time forward do not be separated from your brother in Christ because they may worship in a different sanctuary than you. This does not mean that you are not their brother. Love them as you are commanded to do. Yes, even if they don't love you.
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"The Shepard and the Lamb"
.John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous
John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
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